High seas forecast

Issued by the Met Office at

For the period until

General synopsis

New lows expected 62 north 01 west 1002 and 63 north 35 west 1011 by 161200UTC. High 49 north 29 west 1037 expected 50 north 27 west 1037 by same time. Low 67 north 16 west 1004 losing its identity

Area forecasts for the next 24 hours

Sole

Northerly or northwesterly 4 to 6, occasionally 7 at first in east. Rough or very rough. Showers. Good, occasionally moderate.

Shannon

Northwest 6 to gale 8 decreasing 4 to 6. Very rough becoming rough. Showers, squally at first. Good, occasionally moderate.

Rockall

Northwest 5 to 7, occasionally gale 8 at first, then decreasing 4 at times. High, becoming rough or very rough. Squally showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Bailey

Northwest 5 to 7, decreasing 4 at times. Rough or very rough. Squally showers. Moderate or good, occasionally poor at first.

Faeroes

Northerly or northwesterly 6 to gale 8, occasionally 5 in west and severe gale 9 later in east. Rough or very rough, becoming high later in far east. Squally showers. Good, occasionally poor.

Southeast Iceland

Northerly or northwesterly 5 to 7, becoming variable 2 to 4 in west. Moderate or rough, occasionally very rough in far east. Wintry showers. Good, occasionally poor.

East Northern Section

Northerly or northwesterly 4 to 6 becoming variable 2 to 4, then becoming cyclonic 5 to 7 later in northwest but westerly 5 or 6 later in southwest. Very rough at first in southeast, otherwise moderate or rough. Showers at first in north and east, perhaps wintry, otherwise rain at times, with sleet or snow later in northwest. Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but perhaps very poor later in northwest.

West Northern Section

In north

Cyclonic 3 to 5 increasing 5 to 7, then occasionally gale 8 later in south. Moderate or rough, becoming very rough later in southeast. Mainly fair then rain or sleet for a time, with snow in northwest. Moderate or good, becoming poor or very poor for a time. Light icing for a time in far northwest.

In south

Westerly or southwesterly 4 to 6. Rough. Rain or drizzle at times, but becoming fair later in north, fog banks later in far south. Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but becoming very poor later in far south.

East Central Section

In northeastern half of the area

Northerly or northwesterly, backing westerly in far west, 4 to 6. Very rough at first in far northeast, otherwise moderate or rough. Drizzle at times. Moderate or good, occasionally poor.

In southwestern half of the area

Variable 3 or 4, becoming easterly 4 or 5 in south. Moderate. Mainly fair. Moderate or good.

West Central Section

Mainly variable 2 to 4, but southerly or southwesterly 4 to 6 in far northwest and easterly 4 or 5 in far southeast. Moderate or rough. Rain or drizzle at times in northwest, and fog banks developing in northwest, otherwise fair. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor in northwest.

Denmark Strait

In west

Variable 2 or 3 becoming cyclonic 4 to 6. Slight or moderate. Fair then sleet or snow. Good, becoming moderate to very poor.

In east

Northerly 5 to 7 at first in far east, otherwise variable 2 to 4, but becoming southwesterly 5 to 7 later in north. Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate. Snow showers then mainly fair, then sleet or snow later in south. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor. Light or moderate icing at first in far east, with temperatures ms02 to ms05, and then light icing later near the ice edge, with temperatures ms02 to ms04.

North Iceland

In northwestern half of the area

Northerly or northeasterly 4 to 6 becoming variable 2 to 4, then mainly southerly 4 to 6 later. Moderate or rough becoming slight or moderate. Occasional snow, but becoming fair for a time. Good, occasionally very poor. Light icing at times near the ice edge, with temperatures ms02 to ms05.

In southeastern half of the area

Cyclonic becoming northerly 4 to 6, but increasing 7 or gale 8 for a time, then becoming variable 2 to 4 later except in far southeast. Mainly moderate or rough, but becoming very rough for a time in far southeast. Occasional sleet or snow, with rain for a time in far southeast, but becoming fair later. Moderate or good, occasionally very poor, but becoming good later.

Norwegian Basin

In west

Cyclonic 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 in far west, then becoming northerly or northeasterly 4 to 6 later. Rough or very rough. Rain or sleet at times, with snow for a time in far west. Moderate or good, occasionally poor, but becoming very poor for a time in far west.

In east

Easterly or northeasterly 4 to 6, but becoming variable 3 for a time in far southeast. Moderate or rough. Mainly fair. Good.

Outlook for following 24 hours

Severe gales expected in north Iceland. Gales expected in Faeroes, East Northern Section and West Northern Section.

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